Tuna Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Mission brand flaked tuna that was packed by the Van Camp Seafood Company of Los Angeles, California during the early 20th century. The Van Camp Seafood Company changed its name to Chicken of the Sea after the exceedingly popular 1960s jingle: “Ask any mermaid you happen to see…what’s the best tuna? Chicken of the Sea!”
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Van Camp Sea Food Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 7 in x 10 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 26.67 cm
Place Made
United States: California, Los Angeles
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

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